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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Blanca Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Nice location, clean rooms, but do NOT bring children here. The owners blamed my kids for breaking a decorative glass item in a public area.They told me that it was a very expensive piece AND rare and not only asked me to clean it up (I did not pack a broom) but asked me to pay for it.
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On Monday, we walked the 20 minutes to the dock to catch the 2 pm ferry from Santa Cruz to Cristóbal. The ride was very rough. We sat in the back of the motor boat in an attempt to avoid excess movement, but got stuck with the waves crashing onto the boat right next to us and our benches. I ended up wearing my rain jacket and Noa's …
... were too cold to snorkel so we walked around the beach. There was a lagoon behind the trees with fish and some birds, the horse flies were biting so we hurried out quickly. There was a baby frigate bird under a tree, it had an orange head, and some seals sleeping near it. The catamaran hugged the coastline the whole way back and we got a good look at some of the male frigate birds with their red bit all puffed out. Having scored a return plane ticket for $112 we decided ...
... Henry, Christian, Charleasse and Lawrence.
On the beach we saw a marine iguana and some sea lions (they were playing around the boat as we arrived). Luckily on the coast on a cliff we did spot a few red footed boobies.
At around 6 pm we left the island and had a short panga ride back to the Santa Cruz ship. That evening I had dinner with all the kids and then we all played hide and go ...
... who died two years ago, the only one left of his subspecies. Between 1831 and 1868, a minimum of 13,000 tortoises were removed from the islands by American whalers, and this isn't even counting those removed by British whalers! Its estimated that a total of 200,000 tortoises have been taken over history! They've been used for meat and oil and were once allowed to be taken off the islands by tourists to have as pets. They now do a lot of egg collecting from wild nests and rear ...
... mild interest. Needless to say, cameras were clicking already!
On board “The Queen of the Galapagos” (a little rough around the edges but retaining some regal charm) the 16 of us settled into our cabins and met for our first briefing - 4 Danes, 4 Canadians and 8 Aussies made up the guest contingent and with a crew of 10 amazing locals we are all set for an amazing week of hiking and snorkelling ...